Annotation:Miss Williamson of Polmont’s Reel

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MISS WILLIAMSON OF POLMONT’S REEL. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in the 4th collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. Polmont is a village in central Scotland east of the town of Falkirk. The name Polmont derives from the Scottish Gaelic term Poll-Mhonadh, which translates into English as 'Pool of the Hill'. Perhaps the title of the reel is associated with Miss I. Williamson, eldest daughter of J. Williamson, esq., of Polmont-house who married W. Moxon, esq., in Edinburgh in 1801. Polmont House was originally built about 1785, probably by Gilbert Laurie, formerly Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

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Printed sources: MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 7.

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